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  • Petitioned President of the United States

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Pardon Marc Emery

    1. Petition by

      Gilbert Tsai

      Brampton, Canada

Marc Emery was brought into US custody and is under arrest for selling Cannabis seeds to purchasers living in the USA. Currently, he is facing 5 years in prison and trial by an American court when what he did in Canada (his home country) is a minor offense!

Guns and hard drugs are sold from the USA to Canada illegally everyday. When that happens, Canadian law enforcement officers arrest the people who purchased the illegal items in Canada...they don't extradite the Americans who are selling the guns or drugs. So why employ this irrational tactic now?

The Drug Enforcement Agency is only doing this to make an example out of him. In 2005, former US DEA administrator Karen Tandy proclaimed that Emery's arrest struck "a significant blow to the marijuana legalization movement. Drug legalization lobbyists now have one less pot of money to rely on."

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    Reasons for signing

    • Mikayla Holtzmann ARNOLD, MO
      • almost 2 years ago

      The US has absolutely NO RIGHT to do this!!! 'MURICA SUCKS.

    • Devan Johnson NANAIMO, CANADA
      • almost 2 years ago

      I do not believe people should be held in custody in other countries for any crimes, especially since he committed the "crime" in his own country. At the very least he should be tried and convicted under Canadian laws in Canada.

    • Bruce Ryan TORONTO, CANADA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Colorado and Washington voted to legalize cannabis ~ which makes seeds legal. Marc is a political prisoner.

    • robert dorr SWANSBORO, NC
      • almost 2 years ago

      I am a medical marijuana user from North Carolina, where it is still illegal. We are not up against common sense here, we are up against pharmaceutical and alcohol lobbies who throw money at politicians. Good luck to common sense in trying to overcome very common greed. I have a petition as well for medical marijuana in North Carolina, I hope some of you will take a minute to sign.

    • corey dixon BLOOMINGTON, IN
      • about 2 years ago

      I think that individual punishment is not the best way to stop our drug problem. Those who have a problem need help and support and we should provide access to both.


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